How To Grow Wheatgrass

This page contains step by step instructions on how to grow your own wheatgrass. Each step includes pictures making it easy to follow and understand. Growing wheatgrass is easy.

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Juicing For Health – What Are The Benefits?

Juicing provides a quick, easy, tasty and convenient way to increase our consumption of fruits and vegetables. Nutritionist agree that we should all be eating 5 to 9 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables every day. But how many of us actually meet the daily recommended minimum? Often our fast-paced and busy lifestyles get in…

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Raw Food – A Complete Beginners Guide To Going Raw

SO WHAT IS A LIVING / RAW FOOD DIET? Raw food is a diet of uncooked fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Raw food contains intense nutrients and enzymes. In general, the act of heating food above 47 degrees celsius destroys valuable enzymes and vitamins. Since digestion depends on enzymes, the body must produce these lost…

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The Benefits Of Sprouts And Microgreens

Bursting with nutritional benefits and flavour, and high in antioxidants, sprouts are a great source of fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals. They can be eaten raw or added to almost anything you can eat – your salad, stir fry, omelette, sandwich, cereal, juice or smoothie! Sprouts are consumed very early in their growth cycle. Having…

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Why Drink Alkaline Water?

Did You Know? Our bodies are approximately 70% water so the quality and alkalinity of our drinking water is vital to our health. Consuming meat and processed foods leave an acidic residue which becomes solid waste and build up our body. The only way our body neutralises acidic waste is through alkaline minerals such as…

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What Are Antioxidants And Where Do The Come From?

We often hear about antioxidants being good for us, but what exactly are they, why do we need them and where do we get them? What are antioxidants? Antioxidants are protective molecules that neutralize free radicals and protect the body from damage. They help defend the body by feeding electrons to the free radicals, which…

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AUSTRALIAN OBESITY – MORE THAN 16 MILLION AUSTRALIANS

Obesity is a haven for free radicals. With a death toll that comes second only to smoking, obesity as a contributing factor to death now claims nearly 300,000 lives each year in the US. The alarming increase in obesity is not limited to North America. In Japan, the prevalence of obesity in men has doubled…

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The benefits of microgreens

Bursting with nutritional benefits and flavour, and high in antioxidants, sprouts are a great source of fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals. They can be eaten raw or added to almost anything you can eat – your salad, stir fry, omelette, sandwich, cereal, juice or smoothie! Sprouts are consumed very early in their growth cycle. Having accumulated…

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The benefits of growing your own

Growing microgreens, such as wheatgrass and broccoli, is quick, easy and rewarding. Within 7-14 days, you will begin to enjoy the fruits of your labour! Why is growing wheatgrass and other microgreens so rewarding? You know what’s in it! Microgreens are grown completely naturally so you can be confident that it is pesticide and insecticide…

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Completeness

While it is theoretically possible to obtain all your nutritional needs from the foods you eat, research shows that most people in developed countries – particularly those where the westernised diet is the dominant one – don’t even come close to meeting the daily nutritional intake of essential nutrients. There is a big difference between…

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Vitamin and Supplement review

The human body is a complex organism that requires a full complement of essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for optimal performance. When taken together in balanced amounts, these nutrients provide the foundation to living a long healthy life. The world of nutritional supplements is a confusing landscape for most people. Arcane terminologies, metric measures and…

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Growing Microgreens Step By Step

The sure to sprout pad is the most revolutionary product for growing micro-greens and wheatgrass on the market. Inert, sterile and PH neutral – this product is bound to revolutionise your growing experience!

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Buckwheat sprout benefits

Buckwheat sprouts are among the most tender and delicious of all sprouted seeds. Perfect in salads, sandwiches, and as a garnish. Packed full of essential vitamins and minerals. Rich in fibre. Aid in weight loss Prevents gallstone formation Helps to regulate blood sugar, making it ideal for sufferers of diabetes Minimises cholesterol in the body….

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The health benefits of quinoa

The health benefits of quinoa

Quinoa is one of the most complete foods on earth – offering as it does, a broad spectrum of amino acids, vitamins and minerals. A complete protein! – Containing all nine essential amino acids. High in riboflavin – Which boost energy metabolism in the brain, helping to keep you alert and migraine free. Quinoa’s saponins…

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Growing watercress

Growing watercress

Watercress can be planted all year round. Days to germination – 8 to 12 days Days to harvest – 50 to 60 days Light requirements – Full sun and partial shade Water requirements – Constant moisture

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The health benefits of fenugreek

The health benefits of fenugreek

The use of fenugreek seed and leaf, as a medicine, can be traced back as far 1500bc, in ancient Egypt. A true superfood, fenugreek is highly nutritious – high in vitamin A, C, with the complete B complex, and rich in phyto-chemicals – substances resembling hormones. Fenugreek is high in the phospholipid lecithin, a key…

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What Is Wheatgrass?

Wheatgrass is the luscious green grass that comes from the very young wheat plant. It is harvested early when it is young, vibrant and full of rich green chlorophyll. If left to grow, it forms a shaft of wheat and produces a grain ñ a very different food altogether. When the grass is squeezed, a…

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Sprouting Seeds Simply

1. Soak half a cup of organic seeds (mung beans, sunflowers etc.) overnight in a bowl of fresh filtered water. 2. The next morning, drain water and rinse well  3. Place in a damp sprouting back (cheese cloth or nut milk bag) or a sprouting glass jar with a cheese cloth cover or mesh. 4….

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Why Sprout?

Sprouting seeds are consumed very early in its growth cycle. In approximately 2-5 days, your sprouters will produce sprouts ready to consume. In its early stage of the cycle, sprouts accumulate massive amounts of energy which will soon power a rapid growth spurt. It is this energy that is captured in the sprouts as protein…

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Tasty juice recipes

Healthy Juice Recipes for you! There is no rule to creating healthy juice recipes. If you have a sweet tooth, you may want to have more fruit than vegetables, but any combination will work. Be creative! We would love to hear about your tasty juice recipes and will publish them here! Alternatively, try one of our tasty and…

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The benefits of juicing

Juicing provides a quick, easy, tasty and convenient way to increase our consumption of fruits and vegetables. Nutritionist agree that we should all be eating 5 to 9 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables every day. But how many of us actually meet the daily recommended minimum? Often our fast-paced and busy lifestyles get in…

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Wheatgrass Benefits Are Amazing

Feel Amazing with a Daily Shot of Wheatgrass Wheatgrass is one of the few foods that actively works with the natural processes in our bodies to remove harmful toxins and restore the body to health.  Here are some of the many benefits of wheatgrass… The top 10 health benefits of wheatgrass Dramatically increases energy and…

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Juice fasting. Better know as juice feasting

Juice fasting is the ideal way to cleanse your body, increase your weight loss and achieve great health. Essentially, a juice fast is when only fruit and vegetable juice is consumed over a period of time ranging from 3 day fasts, 10 day fasts, 30 day fasts and even 100 day fasts. You will notice the enormous benefits of…

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Even More benefits wheatgrass has to offer

Even More benefits wheatgrass has to offer

Wheatgrass is one of natures most alkaline foods, containing over 90 essential minerals! Including high doses of the most alkaline elements – Potassium, calcium, sodium and magnesium. Vitamins too – A rich source of beta-carotene, vitamin A, C, H, K, along with the complete B complex and 19 essential amino acids – wheatgrass is a…

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Broccoli Sprouts

Broccoli Sprouts

New broccoli sprout study shows benefits carry into the offspring’s adulthood. Eating broccoli sprouts during pregnancy may provide your kids with life-long protection against cardiovascular disease. The benefits of broccoli sprouts -Broccoli packs a powerful punch to bladder cancer cells, according to new information from Ohio State University. -Broccoli sprouts may bolster the body’s defences…

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How to Assemble The Lexen Manual Wheatgrass Juicer

Written Instructions Place one of the two auger bushings onto the end of the auger (spiral white piece) and insert this end first into the main body (clear tubular piece). Insert a clear washer into the green cap, if one is not already in place, and then twist the green cap onto the main body….

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Nut milk recipe

Try this recipe: Carol hazelnut milk – 1 cup hazelnuts – 2 cups water – 2-4 dates (optional sweetener) – 2 teaspoons carob – Spiced Indian Chai – 1 cup nuts – 2 cups water – 2-4 dates (optional sweetener) – 2 tablespoons fresh ginger – 5 cloves – 2 tablespoons cinnamon – Blend all…

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Barley Salad with Feta

Step 1: Place 1 cup barley in a pot of 6 cups of boiling water. Simmer for 25 minutes or until barley is tender. Rinse under cold water, then drain. Step 2: To make dressing, place the following ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake well: 1 crushed garlic clove, 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar,…

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Buckwheat Porridge (for breakfast)

Step 1: Add 2 cups water and 1 cup of rinsed buckwheat to a pot. Add in ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Bring to boil, cover with lid and reduce to a simmer. Allow buckwheat to simmer for at least ten minutes until tender, but not…

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Farro Risotto

Step 1: Heat oven to 200°C. Toss 2½ cups diced butternut squash with 2 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and roast for 25–30 minutes until edges are browned and crisp. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle 1 tablespoon chopped sage over the still hot squash. Step…

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Tuna Burgers with Broccoli Sprouts (Serves 6)

Step 1: In a large bowl, combine 4 spring onions finely chopped, ¼ cup minced ginger, 1 beaten egg and 2 ½ cups yellow fin tuna. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Form the mixture into 6 patties (they will be quite loose), set on a plate and cover with plastic wrap. Put the…

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Warm Brussels Sprout Slaw with Mustard Seeds and Walnuts (Serves 4)

Step 1: Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons (rinsed) mustard seeds and cook, stirring frequently, until seeds begin to pop.  Step 2: Add 2 large sliced shallots and 1/4 teaspoon salt and toss to coat. Lower heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, until lightly browned,…

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Radish Oriental Salad

Step 1: In a bowl, toss 4 carrots peeled and julienned and 1 cup of beansprouts chopped slightly.   Step 2: In a smaller bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 teaspoons bottled garlic ginger marinade, 2 tablespoons sesame seed oil and 4 tablespoons canola oil. Add to carrot mixture and…

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Quick Lentil Soup

Step 1: In a medium pot combine 2 cups lentils (uncooked), 8 cups chicken or veggie stock, 1 chopped onion, 4 tablespoons tomato paste, 2 cloves crushed garlic, 1 tablespoon ground cumin. Step 2: Bring to the boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer until lentils are soft, approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Serve with…

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Pumpkin and Adzuki Bean Curry

Step 1: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large pot over low-medium heat. Add 1 chopped onion and cook for five minutes. Add 3cm knob ginger (cut into thin matchsticks) and chopped chilli (to taste) and cook for a few minutes. Stir in 1 teaspoon tumeric, 1.5 teaspoons cumin and 1 teaspoon ground coriander and…

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Green Bean Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce

Step 1: To prepare peanut sauce, combine 1/4 cup water, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 3 tablespoons chunky peanut butter, 1 teaspoon Sriracha (hot chilli sauce – add to taste), and 1 teaspoon soy sauce in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Set aside. Step 2: To prepare stir-fry, combine 2 teaspoons sugar, 5…

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Soybean Stew

Step 1: Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 finely chopped onion and 2 finely chopped garlic cloves, 2 teaspoons of chopped thyme and some salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.  Step 2: Add 1 finely chopped carrot, 2 chopped celery stalks, 1 can of diced tomatoes…

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Mixed Greens with Sunflower Seeds

Step 1: In a medium salad bowl, combine 200 grams of mixed salad greens including lettuce, watercress, baby spinach and sunflower sprouts.  Step 2: Add 2 small red onions, sliced thinly. Add ½ avocado. Step 3: Prepare dressing in separate bowl by combining 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 1…

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Fenugreek Tea

Step 1: Lightly crush one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in a mortar and pestle and place in a cup.  Step 2: Add any other tea leaves or bagged tea to create a different flavour.  Step 3: Add boiling water, then allow to steep for 10-15 minutes.  Step 4: Serve fenugreek tea hot or cold, adding…

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Hummus Dip

Step 1: Place 600g rinsed chickpeas, 3 crushed garlic cloves, 100ml olive oil, 2 tablespoons tahini paste, 1 teaspoon ground cumin and the lemon juice from 1 lemon in a food processor and process until combined. Add salt and pepper, 1/4 cup (60ml) of water and process again until quite smooth. Step 2: Place hummus in a…

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Corn, Zucchini and Chickpea Fritters

Step 1: In a food processor, process 1 can (400g) chickpeas until roughly chopped. Step 2: Whisk ½ cup milk and 2 eggs in a jug. Place ¾ cup of self-raising flour in a bowl. Gradually add milk mixture to flour, whisking until smooth. Stir in chickpeas, 1 grated zucchini, 1 can (310g) corn, 2 tablespoons chopped…

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Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Step 1: Place 4 cups of vegetable stock and 2 cups of (rinsed) quinoa in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat and leave covered for 10 minutes. Step 2: Spray a saucepan with…

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A bit about sunflower sprouts

Sunflower sprouts, grown as a micro-herb, are juicy and delicious – Perfect in salads, or juiced with fresh fruit and vegetables. High in selenium, A proven anti-carcinogen, sunflower sprouts guard against cell damage, and help curb the development of cancer cells in the body. Rich in the minerals calcium, magnesium and copper. All vital to…

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